Dassero, Richard D.

Richard D. Dassero, 55, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Monday, June 19, 2006.

He was born April 14, 1951, in Norfolk, Neb., and grew up in Colorado Springs. He attended Palmer High School and graduated from Colorado Technical University with a bachelor’s degree.

A 20-year veteran of the Air Force, he retired to Colorado Springs with the rank of chief master sergeant, having served in Thailand, England and the Netherlands.

He is survived by three daughters, Robin Dassero, Danielle Dassero and Rianne Mitchell (and husband, Callen) of Portales; a grandson, Jacob Arenas; two stepgrandsons, Shane and Kevin Mitchell; two granddaughters, Kayley and Ashley Mitchell; his mother, Dorothy; and two brothers, Michael (Sherry) and Timothy (Rhonda).

A memorial reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 1 in Falcon, Colo.

Arrangements are by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services of Colorado Springs.